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SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 12, 2017 – Hally Piontek of Warrensburg, Mo./Kansas City Trampoline Club, finished fifth in the women’s double-mini final and 13th in the women’s trampoline competition at the 2017 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Piontek’s first run in the women’s double-mini trampoline final was a tucked full-in, half out to piked half-in, half out. She took a small step on the landing to score 33.700. Her second pass was a piked full-in, half out to tucked half-half and earned a 30.000. Her final score, a 63.700, gave her fifth place. South Africa’s Bianca Zoonekynd was the gold medalist with a 68.900, followed by Russia’s Polina Troianova at 67.800. Sweden’s Lina Sjoeberg took the bronze, earning 67.200.

In the trampoline semi-finals, Piontek posted a 54.035 to finish in 13th place. She opened with a full-half pike, before executing piked an tucked Rudi outs, a double pike, and ending with a laidout full-full. 2016 Olympian Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, terminated her routine after just three elements. She scored 16.975 and finished 24th place.

Aliaksei Shostak of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, scored 31.290 and was 19th place in the men’s trampoline semi-final. He began strong with a piked full-in Triffus. He added three triple flipping elements before hitting the end deck, ending his routine.

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